Blogging is a fast growing trend on the web. Anyone can be a blogger. Blogging is a way to share and amplify your voice to an audience and improve your writing skills. Blogging is fun and simple because you are pretty much writing about things you love and enjoy and sharing them.
A great benefit of blogging is you are creating an online portfolio of your work. So if you are aspiring to have a career that involves writing, this is a way to build a portfolio of your writing to show potential employers. This platform has also elevated the work of bloggers who have turned their blogs into their own brand with the assistance of social media as well as consistency.
If you are aspiring to work in the public relations industry, operating a blog will help you stand out, and the use of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook can also be helpful. Social media management is a big trend in the public relations world and will be the core of promotion for your blog.
One of the problems with blogging is some people do not know where or how to start. One way to learn how to blog is simply by blogging. My approach worked for me, and my blog grew quickly as a result.
Some aspiring bloggers may not be able to do this. For those who need some advice on how to blog and where to get started, look no further.
1. The most important thing is deciding on the purpose of your blog. Your blog has to have a clear focus in order to attract readers. Common blog types are fashion, beauty, lifestyle, DIY, celebrity gossip, political and too many more to name.
2. Once your blog has a purpose, it needs a name. Take some time coming up with the name. Use the purpose of your blog, your personal life and your own name as inspiration. Make a list of possibilities and ask family and friends for their suggestions if you get stuck. Simple and easy to remember blog names work the best.
3. Decide where to host your blog. To start, look at WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger. There are other sites where you can host your blog, but those are the popular ones. If you’re not good with designing websites and creating codes, then self-hosting is not for you. Choose a website that does most of the designing and leaves the blogging to you.
4. Design your blog’s appearance. Make your blog stand out from others. Also, use your personality in the design as well. For example, if you decide to create a fashion blog and you like cheetah print, then incorporate cheetah print in the appearance of the blog.
5. Create an email address specifically for your blog. It’s a good idea to include the blog’s name in the email address.
6. Begin blogging. To keep readers engaged, blog regularly. Create a blogging schedule that works for you. Some blogging sites, such as WordPress, have a scheduling tool that allows you to write blog posts in advance and have them posted later.
As your blog grows, you might want to create social media accounts to accompany your blog.
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